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Options Action: Ultrashort S&P

The benchmark S&P 500 is down about 12% from its April 29 high with investors turning a cold shoulder to risk largely due to chatter that the U.S. economy could be headed for another recession.

Also worries that Europe may be unable to stem its financial troubles have hit the market.

Considering the major catalysts at play, how should you play the broad market?

Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities suggests looking at the Ultrashort SDS . Get all the details. Watch the video now!







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Trader disclosure: On Aug 17, 2011, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders; Seymour owns (AAPL); Seymour owns (BAC); Adami Owns (AGU); Adami Owns (C); Adami Owns (GS); Adami Owns (INTC); Adami Owns (MSFT); Adami Owns (NUE); Adami Owns (BTU); Finerman owns (AAPL); Finerman owns (BAC); Finerman owns (JPM); Terranova owns (XOM); Terranova owns (CVI); Terranova owns (CAT); Terranova owns (OXY); Terranova owns (AAPL); Terranova owns (DAR); Terranova owns (FCX); Terranova owns (CACI); Terranova owns (ARUN); Terranova owns (ORCL); Terranova owns (EMC); Terranova owns (NCR); Terranova owns (VMW); Terranova owns (IBM); Terranova owns (AMZN); Terranova owns (LULU); Terranova owns (LTD); Terranova owns (WFM); Terranova owns (JPM); Terranova owns (AXP); Terranova owns (FXA); Terranova owns (VRTS); Terranova owns (LQD); Stutland Owns (DBA) and short (DBA) calls; Stutland Owns (GLD) calls

For Karen Finerman
Finerman’s firm owns (AAPL)
Finerman’s firm own (BAC) leaps
Finerman’s firm owns (CAT) calls
Finerman’s firm owns (WAL)
Finerman’s firm owns (MSFT)
Finerman’s firm owns (IBM)
Finerman’s firm owns (HPQ) and (HPQ) puts
Finerman’s firm owns (JPM) stock and (JPM) leaps
Finerman's Firm Is Short (IWR)
Finerman's Firm Is Short (MDY)
Finerman's Firm Is Short (XRT)
Finerman's Firm Is Short (SPY)
Finerman's Firm Is Long S&P 500 Puts
Finerman's Firm Is Long Russell 2000 Puts

For Joe Terranova
Terranova is Chief Market Strategist of Virtus Investment Partners, LTD
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (ABAX)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (AMKR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of Building Materials Holdings
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CASS)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CSVI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (EXR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (FCFS)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (KRC)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (LDR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (LHO)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (NRCI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (RLI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLB)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLP)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLE)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLF)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLK)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLU)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (SUBK)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (WDFC)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (YDNT)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of Domino's Pizza UK & IRL PLC

For Brian Stutland

Stutland's Firm Is A Market Maker Holding Positions In VIX Futures And Options, SPX options and futures, SPY stock and options, and VXX Stock And Options

For Dennis Gartman
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman and Dennis Gartman own Gold

For Jim Iuorio
** No disclosures

Additional disclosures provided Thursday, August 18th:
Jim Iurio long (PSQ)

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